Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

I don't use baking gums for this. Those things are horrid. If you wouldn't eat them right out of the bag, don't bake with them. Don't use any black ones. Ganong are the best-they don't make black ones. The easiest way to cut them is with scissors dipped in flour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and shortening together.
  2. Gradually beat in sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Cut up the gumdrops into the flour mixture and stir to coat them with the flour.
  6. Add vanilla and lemon extracts to milk.
  7. Fold dry ingredients into batter alternately with milk mixture.
  8. (3 dry and 2 milk additions, starting and ending with dry).
  9. Spoon batter into greased and floured tube pan.
  10. Bake at 300F for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until done.
Most Helpful

This gumdrop cake is excellent. I used the small baking gums and the cake turned out perfect. I have used the regular gumdrops in the past and have cut them up into as small of pieces that I can get and sprinkle them with flour and they still sink to the bottom of the cake. Very frustrating. The small baking gums do not sink. Excellent recipe.

wendymitchell16 December 20, 2013

This was awesome!!!-Easy to make. Took it to church and had several people ask for the recipe. The only change I would make is to add more gumdrops. I had baking gums but did cut up gumdrops. Am going to try it with the baking gums tho'. Great festive dessert!!!!

baroth2 December 03, 2006